Extreme Engineering in AntarcticaFaculty of Engineering Annual Lecture

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Keeping the UK at the forefront of climate, biodiversity and oceanographic research, the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are delivering the “Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme”.

At the forefront of this modernisation programme is the largest BAS research facility: Rothera Research Station. Over £100 million is currently being invested to update Rothera’s infrastructure.  

Ramboll, BAM, Sweco, and Turner & Townsend are collaborating to support BAS to develop designs and innovative construction methods to meet the unique challenges faced in Antarctica. Their projects will support carbon and cost reduction, sustainability, and quality of life for the scientists living and working in Antarctica. 

As Project Director for BAM, Graham Hopper looks forward to sharing details of the Extreme Engineering construction challenges and successes in Antarctica.            



Who should attend?

This event is open to all to attend, including current staff and students, alumni, prospective students, industry contacts and anyone who has an interest in this exciting area of Engineering.  

Benefits of attending

The “Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme” represents the largest Government investment in polar science infrastructure since the 1980s. Learn more about this exciting area of engineering and the challenges faced by the scientists living and working in Antarctic.

The team involved are developing designs and innovative construction methods to combat these issues. 


Annabel Dalgleish
Marketing Officer
Dr Marcus Perry
Senior Lecturer
Professor Bill Ion
Vice Dean (KE)

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